The Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series started back in late summer with the RCYV Val Hodge Trophy. The weather forecast that day was such that the Classic Yacht Association of Australia made an early call not to go racing that day. Jungle Juice followed the CYAA’s lead and stayed in her pen while the crew caught up for breakfast. Not so Salamander III, Remedy and Tigris who headed off to Williamstown, with Salamander III taking out the quadrella – 1st on AMS, IRC, Performance and over the line.
After a long weekend break, it was RMYS turn to host the annual Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy – another light day for a sail around the RMYS fixed marks. Competition was beginning to heat up as boats intending to compete in the entire series were improving their skills and teamwork. Again it was a shortened course as the wind was light. Jungle Juice won the Jennifer Goldsmith trophy on PHS from Silhouette and Salamander III.
Racing was close again with Adams 10s first, second and third across the line. The close racing resulted in a bit of a shuffle in the placings on the leader board.
The final PPWCS results are out - congratulations to Monica Jones and her crew on Salamander III for another clean sweep of the race results.
Well done to all the RMYS boats and crews that competed in multiple races of the PPWCS series - Salamander III, Jungle Juice, Remedy, Saelida, Tigris, Christine, Phantom and Take One.
On behalf of all the RMYS competitors in the series, we’d like to thank all volunteers, sponsors, support vessels and crew for their support, camaraderie and competition for this event.
We’re sure the RMYS boats will be back next year for another crack at the racing.
Full results are available at: http://www.topyacht.net.au//results/clubs/yv/2017/ppwcs/index.htm
Race Reports are available at: http://www.womenandgirlsinsailing.com.au/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-9980-0-0-0&sID=373839 – just scroll down a bit past the calendar
Janet Dean and Kristen Buckland